A fascinating example of taking available designs and then engaging in the act of designing new designs is the application of the British Neoclassical architectural style to new buildings in the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece. This occurred when Britain occupied these Islands in 1809 which then received independent status in 1815 under the British crown. It is ironical that the country that created classical architecture had neoclassical architecture introduced from the outside. The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia, provides an insightful case of the application of British neoclassical design principles to new civic buildings and urban spaces. The architectural and urban work of three achievers will be described and illustrated to demonstrate an instance of the transfer of cultural values and design precedent.
|Keywords:||Neoclassical, Architecture, British, Kefalonia|
Professor, School of Architecture, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
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